I am having a friend over for a little breakfast this weekend. Mmm hmmm, kind of a practice run of recipes for next week with my mom. (I'll share pictures of the food and a few other little decorations I made later!) We're going to celebrate springtime, (even though it snowed here yesterday...)and friendship, and oh yes, my new oven!
That's right, the old possessed oven was hauled away on Wednesday, and a fabulous new oven sits in it's place, ready to bake and broil and hold a normal sized cookie sheet. I will be baking countless numbers of cookies and cupcakes in the days to come, for sure. I will be baking a quiche in it and I won't even have to stand around in the kitchen while it cooks. Now, that will be heaven on earth. *sigh*
Where was I? Oh, yes. Back to my breakfast party....Take a peak into the kitchen nook from the entry hall--Isn't the tablecloth darling? (Not sure why the table looks sooo tiny to me in these pictures; it is a standard 39 inch table)
Oh yes, the Sewing Queen outdid herself this week, sewing a toile tablecloth that goes all the way to the floor and a table topper too. (I pinch myself each time I look at the tablecloth set up, 'coz I can barely believe it is mine!) I feel so pampered, and loved. Deeeee-lightful!
I had two old chairs in the garage, and I painted them black to go along with the hutch and the fabulous toile tablecloth. Previously these chairs were painted white and were for sale in my shop, but never sold...now I know why. They were meant to go right here in my little kitchen nook!
I got the menu card holder in dear little Camas last weekend, and I made the toile cone place card holders myself...do you like them? One says "Me" and the other says "You".
The cones were fun, easy and free to make, plus I can re-use them over and over. They're made from old toile wallpaper, a paper doily, and some gingham ribbon from my large supply of odds and ends ribbon left over from my last house.